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McLeod County-Minutes

McLeod County

McLeod County Board of
Commissioners Meeting Minutes 11/21/17

Commissioners Nagel, Wright, Pohlmeier, Shimanski and Krueger were present.
Krueger/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda as revised.
Wright/Krueger motion approved the consent agenda including November 7, 2017 Meeting Minutes and Synopsis; November 3, 2017 Auditor's Warrants; November 9, 2017 Auditor's Warrants; Approve renewal of 5 year subscriptions with Thomson Reuters for Westlaw including online access for $887 a month and library products for $412.86 a month; Set a bid closing date for the 2018 Official McLeod County Newspaper and Second Publication for December 27, 2017 by 4:30 PM with the award scheduled for Tuesday, January 2, 2018; Approve renewal of Off Sale, Sunday, Liquor, Wine, Club or 3.2% Licenses for Crow River Winery in Hutchinson, MN from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018; Approve renewal of Off Sale, Sunday, Liquor, Wine, Club or 3.2% Licenses for Gopher Campfire in Hutchinson, MN from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018; Approve renewal of Off Sale, Sunday, Liquor, Wine, Club or 3.2% Licenses for Lake Marion Supper Club in Brownton, MN from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018; Approve the Sale of Cigarette and other Tobacco Products License for Casey’s General Store #3505 in Stewart, MN from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018; Approve the Sale of Cigarette and other Tobacco Products License for Casey’s General Store #3474 in Lester Prairie, MN from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018; Approve the Sale of Cigarette and other Tobacco Products License for Big Don’s Cathedral, Inc. in Lester Prairie, MN from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018; Approve the Sale of Cigarette and other Tobacco Products License for Krausers Dodge House, Lester Prairie, MN from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018; Approve printing of the 2016 Financial Statement to McLeod Publishing Inc. for the amount of $765. Additional bid received: Herald Journal $1,559.65; Adopt Resolution 17-CB-39 Operational Enhancement Grant Program in the amount of $10,000 to be used for unbudgeted outreach; Approve Memorandum of Understanding
between Grand Canyon University
College of Nursing and McLeod County Public Health to fulfill the Public Health Nursing clinical experience for graduate student Mandy Sturges. This MOU has previously been approved by the County Board for other graduate students at Grand Canyon University; Amend with the State of Minnesota to allow the installation of an ice shield at the ARMER site in Biscay; Approve the 2018 Outside Organizations Budget amounts as proposed by the budget committee totaling $418,734.
Shimanski/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve payment of bills totaling $170,254.27 from the aforementioned funds.
Nagel/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to accept Meeker, McLeod, Sibley Community Health Board Delegation Termination Notice.
Wright/Krueger motion carried to table adoption of Resolution 17-CB-41 Amending the Second Amended Joint Powers Agreement between Meeker, McLeod and Sibley Counties Creating the Joint Community Health Board to be brought to the upcoming Budget Committee scheduled for 11/29. Roll Call: Wright – Yes, Pohlmeier – Yes, Nagel – Yes, Shimanski – No, Krueger – Yes.
Shimanski/Krueger motion carried unanimously to adopt Resolution 17-RB08-40 sponsoring the City of Winsted’s application for a Local Road Improvement Program grant for the reconstruction of McLeod Avenue between CSAH 1 and Kingsley Avenue in Winsted.
Shimanski/Wright motion carried to authorize county labor for the installation of Luce Line Trail guide signs in the City of Winsted for an estimated cost of $750.00. Roll Call: Wright – Yes, Pohlmeier – Yes, Nagel – Yes, Shimanski – Yes, Krueger – No.
Wright/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
County Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement Work Plan which
demonstrates that the County will
meet the State requirements.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve quote for
CD #24 Lateral #17 Project #103
from Ewert Brothers Inc.
(Hutchinson, MN) to reinstall approximately 2,850’ of 15” and 10” CPE dual wall pipe tile at an estimated
cost of $51,109.00.
Shimanski/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve quote for CD #5 Project #102 from Mathews Drainage & Excavating (Glencoe, MN) to remove beaver dam for an estimated cost of $475.00 and quote for CD #5 Project #110 from Tyler Schwartz (Glencoe, MN) to trap beavers for an estimated cost of $100.00.
Nagel/Wright motion carried unanimously to approve quote for CD #64 Branch 2 Project #106 from Ewert Brothers Inc. (Hutchinson, MN) to replace approximately 657’ of 10” dual wall and 668’ of 12” dual wall corrugated pipe at an estimated cost of $22,071.00.
Shimanski/Krueger motion
carried unanimously to approve
quote for CD #10 Project #107 from Mathews Drainage & Excavating (Glencoe, MN) for removal of
culvert blockage at a cost of $565.00.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve quote for CD #64 Project #109 from Tree Top Clearing (Delano, MN) for removal of approximately 60 trees at an estimated cost of $19,960.00.
Nagel/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to approve ratification of Agreement between MnCCC and Strategic Technologies Inc. (STI) for the maintenance and support of the Minnesota County Attorney Practice System (MCAPS) program.
Shimanski/Wright motion carried unanimously to approve previously approved and posted environmental position to be updated to Environmentalist II at a Grade of 160 to reflect desired job duties in this role.
Nagel/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve transfer of Public Health Nurse RN from current full-time role into open part-time role and post full-time opening this will cause.
Shimanski/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to approve extension of temporary Public Health Nurse Contract through March 2018 to provide coverage during the recruitment and training period for vacant WIC positions related to CHS.
Wright/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve Public Health to hire a temporary employee if need be to backfill open position by employee who is on leave for 12 weeks unexpectedly.
Pohlmeier/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to close the meeting until 10:30 a.m. for closed meeting to discuss union negotiations specific to health insurance.
Krueger/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to open the meeting at 11:15 a.m
Pohlmeier/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to set 2018 non-union employer contribution towards health insurance by increasing the employer
contribution as listed above.
Nagel/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to set 2018 opt-out amount to $140.50 which is the same as the 2017 amount.

(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle December 13, 2017)